Fuzzy Zoeller fired a two-under-par 70 to expand his lead to five strokes today in the third round of the weather-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Zoeller played at Cypress Point and completed one round over each of three Monterey Peninsula courses in 205, 11 under par.
Payne Stewart, alone in second going into Monday's final round in the chase for a $108,000 first prize, said his only chance involved the hope that "Fuzzy doesn't have a good day. When Fuzzy's in the lead, he's a tough man to catch," Stewart said after shooting 70 at Spyglass Hill to put him at 210.
"He's a veteran," Stewart said. "He knows how to win. He knows what it takes to win. I'd have to shoot in the low 60s and hope Fuzzy doesn't have a good day."
Zoeller, playing the back nine first, stayed at par. He then made birdies at the first, third and fourth holes, but he bogeyed the seventh and eighth before finishing with a birdie at the ninth hole.
Tom Watson, three strokes back of Zoeller when the third round began, could do no better than an erratic 73 at Pebble Beach and fell six off the pace at 211. He had four birdies and four bogeys.
Watson, who three-putted once and had one in a hazard, was tied with Tony Sills, who had his career-best finish as a runner-up last week in Phoenix, and Mark Wiebe. Sills had a 71 in the winds at Pebble Beach and Wiebe matched 72 at Cypress Point.
No one else was within eight shots of the leader going into the day-late finish. The event, formerly known as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, was disrupted when Friday's play was rained out.